Stewart's Domestic Economy Reading-Book. Standard 4

Stewart's Domestic Economy Reading-Book. Standard 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...of a contagious poison in the air or water. Swelling of Glands in the face, neck, etc., is a common result of weakness or cold. They can be soothed by steaming, and by warm poultices of camomile-flowers. The part must be covered to prevent cbill. Ear-ache is often caused by internal gatherings, which should be aided by warmth. A few drops of warm salad oil should be put into the ear, and a poultice of camomiles and poppy heads, or a baked onion stripped of its outer skin, applied. Whitlows are gatherings at the root or edge of the nail, which by its hard unyielding pressure on the swelling causes great pain generally; the inflammation extends to the hand and arm. The nail must be cut away as far as possible, and softened by constant warm poultices, which will also help the gathering to burst. This result does not always occur quickly: it is then necessary to have the finger lanced. Ordinary Gatherings are treated in the same way as whitlows. Linseed-meal poultices are more effectual than those of bread-and-water, but more painful. Skin Diseases may be the result of an impoverished state of the blood, or of some external and contagious cause. Scorbutic Eruptions arise from the blood, and are caused by poor food, excess of salt meat, or want of vegetables. Sometimes boils are formed; some Bad examples are contagious diseases, times the epidermis becomes dvy and cracked. The best remedies are plenty of plain nutritious food--beef-tea, soup, mutton, and fresh beef, --all vegetables of the cabbage kind, lettuce, cress, and sorrel, --plenty of milk and sweet juicy fruit. A little zinc ointment should be applied to the affected skin, or thick cream into which the juice has been pressed from the fleshy leaf of the house-leek. Itch is taken by.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954297
  • 9781236954299